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Old 03-24-06, 11:13 AM
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Best (and free) way to convert WMA to MP3?

I want to convert some of my WMA files to MP3 so i can use them as a ringtone.

Any advice as to how i can do this?
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Old 03-24-06, 01:46 PM
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iTunes. Just select MP3 as import codec. Then, when you attempt to import the WMA files into iTunes, it will convert them to MP3 automatically (because iTunes does not support WMA).
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http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
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Originally Posted by mikehunt

Great product, but it's not free.
Old 03-24-06, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by stevevt
Great product, but it's not free.
You can google for older versions. I believe v.10 is free.
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Originally Posted by stevevt
Great product, but it's not free.
True, but I think dBPowerAmp has a free trial version, so if the OP just has a few tracks to convert he should be OK.

This is assuming the WMA files aren't copy-protected.

dBPowerAmp, IMHO, will give much better results than iTunes, which has a subpar MP3 encoder.
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Yaeh, I need a good free converter as well.
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Now that I'm home from work, I checked. dBPowerAmp is free, but the MP3 encoder has a 30-day trial. After that, it's $14.
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Thanks guys.
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Originally Posted by Premise
You can google for older versions. I believe v.10 is free.
I did this as well. Works perfectly.
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Originally Posted by stevevt
Great product, but it's not free.
since when?
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Originally Posted by mikehunt
since when?
Technically, dBPowerAmp remains free, but a few months ago they had to start charging a licensing fee for the MP3 encoder. It would be nice if they could swithc to the free LAME encoder.
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are there more than one version of LAME?
according to the dbpower amp site it already uses lame.
now I'm really confused about dbpoweramp
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http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/Fre...dixmp3wma.html

Try that one guys. it's pretty decent, especially for free, but you have to go through each song individually and rename them and set upt he ID3 tags that way. I'll try dbpoweramp v.10 though. that one seems free and I remember it as being the best.
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Originally Posted by mndtrp
I did this as well. Works perfectly.

Can you link to v .10? Did google, but as usual ended up with a sorted mess.

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